Unguent bottle, Roman, 251-450 CE

Made:
251-450 CE in Roman Empire
maker:
Unknown

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Round-bodies glass unguent bottle, small neck, trial decoration, Roman, 251-450 AD

An unguent is an ointment that is spread on the skin to soothe wounds, burns and scratches. The small size of this bottle, which measures only six centimetres high, indicates that it was used for an expensive liquid. The bottle could also have contained other medical treatments or cosmetics.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A54786
type:
bottle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel

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